Donald Trump used his first speech to Congress to deliver a message of unity and calling for a "renewal of the American Spirit".In the address, which was interrupted 94 times by applause, Trump called on America "to be empowered by our aspirations, not burdened by our fears".The US President offered the most restrained and detailed explanation of his America-first world view and was seen as an attempt at healing the divides which have dominated the country since his inauguration in January.He also said that what his country was witnessing was the "Renewal of the American Spirit" and allies would find that "American is once again ready to lead".Trump added: "My job is not to represent the world. My job is to represent the United States of America.""I am here tonight to deliver a message of unity and strength, and it is a message deeply delivered from my heart."We just need the courage to share the dreams that fill our hearts, the bravery to express the hopes … [Read more...] about Donald Trump promises to crush ‘vile’ ISIS and secure America’s borders as he attempts to heal rifts in first speech to Congress
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DONALD Trump and Hillary Clinton have clashed in a fiery first debate in the race for the White House. The rivals squared off during the 90-minute debate in New York - sparring on issues ranging from the economy and the fight against Islamic State to their fitness and the "birther" row. Here are the six key points: Terrorism and securityBoth candidates have faced questions about how they would deal with the threat of IS and Trump said last night the terror group were "beating us at our game".The Republican hopeful claimed America was "not doing the job we should be doing" on cyber security and accused Clinton of leaking tactics to IS on her campaign website.He also tore into President Obama's administration for the rise of the terror cell.The billionaire said: "You're telling the enemy everything you want to do. No wonder you've been fighting Isis your entire life."Clinton responded by saying Trump had "consistently insulted Muslims abroad, Muslims at home", while people from within … [Read more...] about Donald Trump vs Hillary Clinton in US Presidential debate – the six things you need to know
KANYE West has deleted his pro-Donald Trump tweets with reports in the US suggesting the rapper has turned against the President over his so-called ‘Muslim travel ban’.West famously embraced Trump during a highly-publicised meeting at Trump Tower back in December, with the tycoon claiming the pair had been friends for a “long time”.Kanye claimed he had met the Republican to “discuss multicultural issues”.He later argued “it is important to have a direct line of communication with our future President if we truly want change”.These latter tweets have since been deleted and celebrity website TMZ reports 'Kanye’s decision to remove the tweets were all his.'It added: 'The “Muslim ban” and other actions have turned him against the Prez.'West has not spoken out against Trump but two weeks ago wife Kim Kardashian posted an Instagram image in solidarity with the massive Women’s March on Washington … [Read more...] about Kanye West appears to withdraw support for Donald Trump after deleting tweets about their meeting
DONALD Trump has blasted ‘fake’ claims he watched prostitutes engage in ‘perverted sexual acts’ in a Russian hotel room as a “total political witch hunt”.American news giant CNN reports top US intelligence chiefs presented a two-page synopsis on the shocking claims to the President-elect last week. The dossier, which was reportedly obtained by a British spy, claims Trump watched the women have sex in the same bed where President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama slept.But Republican firebrand Trump hit back at the allegations last night branding them “fake”.He posted: “FAKE NEWS — A TOTAL POLITICAL WITCH HUNT!”He later tweeted a link to a BuzzFeed story which described the story as “Unverifiable Trump-Russia Claims”, attaching the hashtag #FakeNews.Top Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway also slammed the claims during an interview on chat show Late Night with Seth Meyers.She then said: “I have to say … [Read more...] about Donald Trump lashes out at ‘fake’ claims of ‘perverted sex acts with prostitutes in Moscow hotel bed where Obamas previously slept’
PRESIDENT Donald Trump's controversial planned UK state visit has yet to take place.Nearly two million people signed a petition calling for his proposed visit to be downgraded and Downing Street have yet to confirm when the US President will visit Britain. Here's the background...Theresa May was the first foreign leader to visit the 45th President at the White House in January 2017 and just seven days after his inauguration she invited Trump on a return trip to Britain.Before he stepped down from the role, former Scotland Yard chief Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe let slip it had been pencilled in for June.But in February it was revealed that Trump’s visit had been delayed until October in a bid to avoid protests and MPs’ snubs.They agreed to postpone it until the autumn in a bid for the controversy of his attempted travel ban on citizens from seven Muslim countries to die down.But in June it was reported that the trip was being postponed "until people … [Read more...] about When will Donald Trump visit the UK, is it still a State Visit and what was the petition to ban him?
DONALD Trump has said Britain has “a lot of problems” and should “investigate” the ex MI6 spy who made lurid sex allegations about him.Christopher Steele compiled an unfounded 35-page report claiming Trump was open to blackmail after 'being secretly filmed' allegedly paying prostitutes to take part in romps in a Moscow hotel.In an interview with Michael Gove for the Times, the President-elect made it clear he expects the UK to take action over the affair.The Republican - who will be inaugurated on Thursday - hit out as Russia branded the Brit operative a 'charlatan'Trump said: “That guy is somebody that you should look at, because it was false.”Mr Trump added that “if this guy is a British guy you got a lot of problems”.Steele fled his Surrey home last week just before his name became public knowledge.Super wealthy Trump reacted furiously to the release of the documents, which contain lurid but … [Read more...] about Donald Trump demands UK investigate ex-MI6 spy Christopher Steele who wrote ‘dirty dossier’ alleging hooker romps
DONALD Trump is standing firm on his election pledge to build a massive wall on America’s border with Mexico – and somehow get his southern neighbour to pay for it.Designs have been revealed but with questions over funding and congressional support for the project, will Trump ever see the “big, beautiful wall” he promised his supporters?During his presidential campaign Trump promised supporters that he would take a hard stance on immigration and build a giant wall on the country’s southern border.He maintained Mexico would have to pay for it, saying he wanted to construct a barrier to keep out illegal migrants.The tycoon said he would build an “impenetrable, physical, tall, powerful, beautiful, southern border wall” between the US and Mexico.In controversial speeches he branded Mexicans “rapists” and “criminals” who were bringing problems into the United States.The policy proved popular with voters in some heartland … [Read more...] about Is Donald Trump building the wall, what will the US-Mexico border look like, how much will it cost and who will pay for it?
Sergey Lavrov defended Donald Trump's son on Wednesday and said he had learnt of his meeting with Natalia Veselnitskaya "from television." The media storm surrounding the meeting was an attempt "by serious people to make a mountain out of a molehill," the Kremlin's top diplomat said after meeting his Belgian counterpart, Didier Reynerds, in Brussels. "I was bewildered to find out that the Russian lawyer and Donald Trump's son are being blamed for meeting each other. I find that to be vicious. What could be the problem for anyone to meet with a lawyer?" he said. Previously, Donald Trump Jr said he met with Veselnitskaya because he was told by his contact Rob Goldstone she might have some damaging information on Hillary Clinton. The "high level and sensitive information" was part of "Russia and its government's support for Mr. Trump," Goldstone said in an email published by Donald Trump Jr himself. However, the president's son said he received no discriminating info and … [Read more...] about Sergey Lavrov ‘bewildered’ by anti-Trump accusations
Donald Trump's spokesman says the self-proclaimed billionaire will consider restarting a project to push an oil pipeline under a Native American tribe's water supply. "That's something we support construction of," Jason Miller, Trump's communications director, told reporters on Monday. Trump planned to meet with North Dakota Representative Kevin Cramer, a fellow Republican who criticized Sunday's decision by the US Army Corps of Engineers to deny the final permit for the pipeline. Cramer said the "unfortunate decision sends a very chilling signal to others who want to build infrastructure in this country." Last week, Trump's transition team met with North Dakota Senator John Hoeven, who also supports the project. "Mr. Trump expressed his support for the Dakota Access Pipeline, which has met or exceeded all environmental standards set forth by four states and the Army Corps of Engineers," Hoeven had said last week in a statement. Trump's 'top priority'? The Army Corps of Engineers … [Read more...] about Sioux worry Trump could push DAPL pipeline through
At midday on Friday, Donald Trump will cap an extraordinary and improbable run for the White House when he takes the reins from US President Barack Obama. "We're going to unify our country," Trump said in front of the Lincoln Memorial ahead of a fireworks display and following performances by Three Doors Down and Toby Keith. "We're going to do things that haven't been done for our country for many, many decades," he added. "It's going to change. I promise you." The onetime beauty pageant sponsor has pledged to expedite deportations, begin building a wall on the border with Mexico and cancel billions of dollars in US funding to UN climate change programs. Trump, who beat out 15 of his fellow Republicans for the nomination, also intends to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, which gave more than 20 million people access to health insurance. He has also suggested potentially banning Muslims from entering the United States. Trump will take the oath of office with 41 percent approval - the … [Read more...] about Protests as tense Americans prepare for Trump term